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WordFest 2021 Part Deux

To this moment in time, I still can’t believe the team over at Big Orange Heart did the second Wordfest in 6 months. The first one was in January and was excellent. The other one was on Friday (July 23rd) and was even better.

I was glad that Goldstein Media was able to be a micro sponsor and that I was able to help out, even just a little, with the digital swag bag and helping throughout the day.

The event was held over 24 hours. Yes, 24 hours. With 48+ sessions and interviews/talks with Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, the co-founders of the WordPress open source project.

Part Deux of Wordfest had more mental health topics than the first one, I think, and it was very much welcome.

The core team and all the volunteers did a great job putting on a great event.

Rumor has it that they will probably be keeping up with the cadence of 2 a year, just not so close together.

I hope that I’ll be able to help out more on the next one.

Not only did they throw a great event. They raised over $11k for A Big Orange Heart, which is a non-profit aimed at helping remote workers with their mental health.

WordFest also had challenges that people took on to raise money. It was a really great event.

It was all recorded and you can go back and watch the sessions at WordFest.Live.

If you’d like to join the community check out Big Orange Heart.org.

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WordFest 2021

WordFest Live, run by A Big Orange Heart, is back for its second time! The inaugural WordFest Live was only in January. It was a total success that they wanted to do another one.

WordFest Live is a 24 hour WordPress virtual conference to help promote the open-source operating system and mental health in the WordPress community and beyond.

It’s free to attend, so really there is no reason not to.

Goldstein Media is proud to be a micro-sponsor, and I’m happy that I can volunteer for some of the time.

I’ll be posting more as we get closer to July 23rd.

Find out more here: https://www.wordfest.live/